Disappointing home opener for the New York Islanders, who were welcomed by an energized crowd but appeared to come out flat and nervous, never posing a threat until the second half of the game, already down 2-0. The new-look Panthers helped suck the life out of the building, even leading to boos by the intermissions.
Our in-game thread was here, if you want to relive the pain. Our official recap and link bonanza will be up a little later. But use this thread to issue and react to your "pluses" and "minuses" from the night. I think I know which one gets more.
P.S. Thanks and welcome to our new users since last season, especially those who are here to, oh I don't know, enjoy some hockey.